The charming 1780 farmhouse has the ambiance of an earlier time but also two comfortable bedrooms with queen sized beds and one and a half modern bathrooms. The en suite upstairs bedroom looks out to woods, garden, and mountain views in three directions. There is also a screened porch for relaxing. The Artist's House is furnished with an eclectic sellection of art, antiques, and books. Wood paneled rooms, braided rugs, and comfortable seating and beds will make you feel welcome.
This area is known for its traditional New England villages, scenic beauty, ancient mountains, rolling hills, lakes, and brilliant autumn foliage displays. It is wonderful hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, and bicycling country with great trails right from the door. Two bicycles come with the house and more can be hired. Skis can be hired too. There are numerous local clean ponds, lakes and rivers for swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Bird watchers and botanists will find plenty to see.
Golf courses, ski areas, a live theater, and numerous restaurants are within 15 to 20 miles. Visit the White Mountains, Lakes Winnipesaukee and Sunapee, Connecticut River Valley, and the Seacoast as day trips. NH has no sales taxes and has many outlet malls and antique shops.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Highland Lake, East Andover 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Logan Airport in Boston, or Manchester Airport, Nearest railway: South Station in Boston, MA, or White River Juncti|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Lake District of New Hampshire is known for its traditional villages, farmland, low, forested mountains and many lakes, rivers, and streams. Summers can be hot and sultry, while winters are generally cold and snowy. Dramatic displays of brilliant foliage color mark the autumn, and spring brings wild flowers and bird migrations. This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the peaceful countryside and fresh air whether from a seat in the garden or on a walk in the woods. There is no shortage of outdoor activities for people of all ages.
The Artist's House is on a quiet country road nestled against a large area of unbroken forest, and on a hillside that faces Ragged Mountain. Kearsarge Mountain can be seen in the distance from the nearby roads, and there are easily followed trails to the summit in two nearby state parks. The local roads serve as good walking trails as traffic is generally light.
A stream at the bottom of the hill leads to a waterfall 1.5 miles upstream. There are three bodies of water in the neighborhood, and kayaks or canoes can be hired. There is a town beach on the largest lake, and several golf courses and ski areas within a 30 minutes drive. The bicycle trail that follows the old railway is easily accessed from the house.
The house is located between the villages of Andover and East Andover,